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Coding Is for Everyone—as Long as You Speak English

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web, so there's been a lot of pixels spilled on "the initial promises of the web"—one of which was the idea that you could select "view source" on any page and easily teach yourself what went into making it display like that. Here's the very first webpage , reproduced by the tinker-friendly programming website Glitch in honor of the anniversary, to point out that you can switch to the ... Full story

"Glee" actress Naya Rivera vanishes on boat trip with young son

Naya Rivera attends the 24th annual Race to Erase MS gala at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, on May 5, 2017. Rescue crews scoured a small lake in Ventura County, California late Wednesday evening for former "Glee" actress Naya Rivera, who went missing while on a boat trip with her young son. CBS Los Angeles said the 4-year-old boy was found alone on the boat on the water. A witness told CBS Los Angeles they saw the boy and his mother ... Full story

Australia suspends Hong Kong extradition treaty

Image caption China's new national security law "undermines" Hong Kong's current freedoms says Canberra. Australia has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in response to fears over a new national security law imposed by China. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the new law undermined "Hong Kong's own basic law" and the territory's current level of autonomy from Beijing. Canada and the UK have also recently suspended extradition ... Full story

With pressure and threats, Trump pushes to fully reopen schools. Schools say: Not so fast.

“The president said today we just don’t want the guidance to be too tough,” Pence told reporters. “And that’s the reason next week the CDC is going to be issuing a new set of tools.”. Pence, speaking at a briefing of the White House coronavirus task force, was replying to a question about the CDC’s recommendation that students be kept six feet apart to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. School officials across the country have ... Full story

'Don't scream and be serious' Japan theme park tells rollercoaster riders

Image caption Both Japan execs want to prove it is possible not to scream out loud. Many people might find it tricky keeping quiet through a entire roller coaster ride, but one Japanese theme park wants you to do that - and more. Fuji-Q Highland near Tokyo re-opened last month after its virus shutdown. It asked riders to avoid screaming when they go on its rollercoasters, to minimise spreading droplets, and instead "scream inside your heart". ... Full story

Opinion | Democrats have a new opportunity to expose Trump’s deceptions

In his speech commemorating Independence Day, President Trump claimed that our nation is under siege from a “new, far-left fascism.” He painted a lurid portrait of a “left-wing cultural revolution” that wants to “tear down every statue, symbol, and memory of our national heritage.”. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. That was the centerpiece of a massive, continuing agitprop campaign in which Trump has spent weeks — backed by right-wing ... Full story

As sports leagues prepare to resume, ‘I can’t wait’ has turned to ‘We sure about this?’ Washington Post

Anticipation fuels sports. You are constantly expecting something to stir your emotions: a superb matchup, a playoff run, the chase of a record, the dawn of a new season, the debut of a potential superstar. Depending on the teams you root for, what’s next can inspire some worry, but in general, sports are a domain of abundant hope. You can always conjure reason to believe the wait will be worth it. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. So, ... Full story

Tesla very close to level 5 autonomous driving technology, Musk says

FILE PHOTO: SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrives on the red carpet for the automobile awards "Das Goldene Lenkrad" (The golden steering wheel) given by a German newspaper in Berlin, Germany, November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo. SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc ( TSLA.O ) is “very close” to achieving level 5 autonomous driving technology, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Thursday, ... Full story

China reports nine new coronavirus cases in mainland

FILE PHOTO: Visitors are seen at the Forbidden City following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Beijing, China July 1, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins. BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported nine new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 8, compared with seven a day earlier, the health authority said on Thursday. All of the new infections were imported cases, according to a statement by the National Health Commission. ... Full story

New York's Cuomo says decision on schools to be made in August

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday that a final decision on when and how to reopen schools in the state will be made in the first week of August and consultations were still going on. “On July 31, local school districts will submit their plans on how they would reopen,” Cuomo told a news briefing. “August 1-7, the state will announce the decision on whether or not those schools reopen.”. Cuomo, a Democrat who ... Full story